Five Secrets for Natural Hair Re-growth David Rodgers, M.S. Nutrition Founder, Nutrient Balance CenterAuthor, “Reloaded: Natural Hair Loss Secrets
Overview Hair Loss does not “just happen” due to aging There are underlying imbalances in body chemistry that cause hair to become thin and to be released from the root These causes are nutrient deficiencies, thyroid hormone imbalance, prostate hormone imbalance, and calcification
This Presentation- There are many secrets in my book, and Im revealing five of them to you here today.- For some people, doing these five things might be enough to restore your hair to completely full and thick- For most, they will need to experiment with many of the other therapies listed in the book as well.
Does This Really Work?- Scientific Research – the book contains 36 citations, 35 of which directly show links to government approved research studies, hospitals, or major universities- Testimonials – wide search of the web shows that these methods are helping- My own experimentation
Hair Loss Secret #1 - EFAs In order to optimize hair growth, you must be consuming the correct amount of essential fatty acids “Essential” means that you must consume them or you will run a deficiency These are omega 3 and omega 6 Omega 3 - Fish oil, flax seeds/oil, walnut, Chia Seeds, etc.
Hair Loss Secret #1 - EFAs Omega 3 - You should be consuming between 1200 and 1800 mg per day of fish oil. Recommended softgels are molecularly distilled and have 600mg DHA/EPA per pill Jarrow EPA/DHA Balance and Natural Factors RxOmega3 Factors Take 2-3 of these higher dose omega 3 pills per day, but start with one and ramp up
Hair Loss Secret #1 - EFAs Omega 6 - Most people consume the wrong type - Corn, Canola, Cottonseed, Soybean These are highly heated, can become trans fat These are highly processed, form AGEs These all come from genetically modified plants Omega 6 - Most people consume the wrong type - Corn, Canola, Cottonseed, Soybean Instead have the healthy, unprocessed omega 6 oils - Raw walnuts, raw pecans, raw sunflower seeds, virgin sesame oil, virgin sunflower oil 1-2 Handfuls of nuts/seeds, 1-2 tablespoons of the oils
Why EFAs Works Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids have been proven to help normalize production of DHT from its precursor hormone which is testosterone – (U. of Chicago) Too high levels of DHT have been shown to cause hair loss Reputable organizations correlate the deficiency of essential fatty acids with dry hair or poor hair growth
Secret #2 - Silica One of the least known minerals is one of the healthiest for your hair - and your bones, joints, nails, and skin. It’s called silica Silica is not silicone, but it is silicon In a research trial at the University of Cincinatti, it was found that silica, in the form of choline- stablized orthosilicic acid was able to both strengthen and thicken hair by more than 12%.
Why Does Silica #2 Work Silica helps the body to both form more collagen and improve blood flow to the scalp Increase blood means that more nutrients are able to be carried into the hair root, resulting in thicker and shinier hair Purchase BioSil or JarrowSil for the correct form of silica - drops
Secret #3 – Coconut Shampoo Mineral oil and Sunflower Oil, two oils used largely in hair products, were studied along with coconut oil for effects Only coconut oil was found to penetrate the hair root, and reduce hair protein loss (Journal of Cosmetic Sciences) The result is smoother and thicker hair
Secret #3 – Coconut Shampoo Rather than take solid coconut oil, you can use the saponified version found in Dr. Bronners Magic Shampoo Leave the shampoo on your hair for two minutes and be sure that the suds get rubbed in enough that they reach the root areas
Hair Loss Secret #4 - GLA- Gamma-linolenic acid or GLA is the only form of unsaturated fatty acid that is not widely available in foods- Generally found in evening primrose oil, borage oil, and black currant seed oil- Normally, LA gets converted into GLA in the body, but not everyone gets enough, or has optimal GI function
Hair Loss Secret #4 - GLA- Most GLA products contain about 40-60mg per pill.- Studies assessing GLAs effects used dosages of around 3000mg- I recommend for men 240mg and women between 240mg and 480mg- Good source is Jarrow Borage – 240mg/pill
Hair Loss Secret #5 Topical Panax Ginseng- In Dermal Papilla Cells – topical panax ginseng is anti apoptotic (Journal of Ethnopharmacology)- Increases the proliferation of dermal papilla cells, which directly means that it improved hair regeneration ability- So far only shown to be true in mice and test tube studies. However testimonials for humans have been moderately good.
Hair Loss Secret #5 Topical Panax Ginseng- Panax Ginseng (Radix or Fructus) comes in shampoos, conditioners, and hair lotions. Good brands are Aubrey Organics, EO Products, or Jason Natural- Apply as directed on the package- Aubrey Organics Mens Stock has an ingredient list that looks most promising to me
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